Indonesia – PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL) has been awarded Silver Recognition Level by EcoVadis, placing it among the top 30% of companies for sustainability performance.

The Silver rating comes after the company, one of Indonesia’s leading providers of customised supply chain solutions, was subjected to an assessment and audit focusing on 21 issues under four categories: the environment; labour practices and human rights; fair business practices; and sustainable procurement.

EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Companies including GSL’s customer, Sanofi, use the EcoVadis results as a way to measure their suppliers’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.

Highest scoreSanofi recognised GAC Samudera Logistics as one of its vendors that achieved the highest score for the environment during the EcoVadis audit at its Supplier Day event: “As a member of ‘Together for Sustainability’, Sanofi hopes that all our suppliers can partner with us to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains. GAC Samudera Logistics’ excellent result reflects its commitment to sustainable and socially responsible practices.”

Aadarsh Janardhanan, GSL’s Supply Chain Manager, says: “Our customers are becoming more discerning when choosing suppliers they work with. They no longer focus on solely pricing and experience, but also demand high standards in sustainability and CSR practices. The EcoVadis Silver rating sends a reassuring message that our systems, in tandem with the EcoVadis scorecard, will help us keep our supply chain processes in check at all times.”

GAC Samudera Logistics is also certified by Sedex, a membership organisation for businesses committed to the continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.